Over the last seven years selling and servicing scooters I've managed to distill three basic rules for scooter owners. If you follow these three rules you are much more likely to enjoy your bike.
Don't let anyone else ride your bike. This is the most common accident for scooter owners.
Don't let your scooter sit without riding it. Ethanol in gas causes problems if your scooter has a carburetor, not as bad for fuel injected bikes but still it's better to ride it. Once a week is a good rule of thumb.
Follow the maintenance schedule or better yet change your oil no more than every 1000 miles. Most issues can be avoided with regular maintenance. Check your tires often. Check your oil often. Check your turn signals, horn, brake light, etc. The better you are at sticking to a good maintenance schedule the longer your bike will last.
Thank you and safe riding. - Dave
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